Olympus SZ-10 Review

Overall Score

38

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-504 mm (18x) F3.1-4.4 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 106 x 67 x 38 mm, 215g.
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Olympus SZ-10 Overview


First introduced in February, 2011, Olympus SZ-10 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Olympus SZ-10 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Olympus SZ-10

Sensor resolution of Olympus SZ-10 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Olympus SZ-10 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Olympus SZ-10


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus SZ-10 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
4.4 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.4
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
Type Scores

Olympus SZ-10 has an Overall Score of 38/100 and ranked #449 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #828 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus SZ-10 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
42
Value for money score
56
Portability score
95
Overall score
38
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Olympus SZ-10


Olympus SZ-10 weighs 215g and has external dimensions of 106 x 67 x 38mm (4.17 x 2.64 x 1.5"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Olympus SZ-10 is 177 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Olympus SZ-10 is less by 7mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Olympus SZ-10
215g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Olympus SZ-10
38mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus SZ-10 with the dimensions:

Olympus SZ-10

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight SZ-10 Dimensions SZ-10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 215 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 106 x 67 x 38 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 215 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 106 x 67 x 38 mm
Olympus Stylus XZ-10 Olympus XZ-10 221 g 215 g 102 x 61 x 34 mm 106 x 67 x 38 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 215 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 106 x 67 x 38 mm
Casio Exilim EX-100 Casio EX-100 389 g 215 g 119x67x50 x x mm 106 x 67 x 38 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V Sony HX50V 272 g 215 g 108 x 64 x 38 mm 106 x 67 x 38 mm
Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio EX-10 384 g 215 g 120 x 68 x 49 mm 106 x 67 x 38 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 215 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 106 x 67 x 38 mm

Specifications of Olympus SZ-10


General
Brand Olympus
Model SZ-10
Announced February, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.10
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4288 x 3216
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LI-50B
Physical
Weight 215 g
Physical Dimensions 106 x 67 x 38 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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